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Egyptian mythology

Egyptian mythology (or Egyptian religion) is the name for the succession of beliefs held by the people of Egypt until the coming of Christianity and Islam. The timespan involved is nearly three thousand years, and beliefs varied considerably over time, so an article or, indeed, even one whole book, cannot do more than outline the many entities and subjects in this complex system of beliefs.

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Adim
Aker
Akh
Amathaunta
Ament
Ammut
Andjety
Anget
Ankt
Anti
Anubis
Ap-uat
Aten
As
Ba
Ba-Pef
Babi
Bast
Bes
Buto
Chem
Chensit
Chenti-cheti
Chnum
Dedun
Djebauti
Dua
Duamutef
Geb
Hapi
Harakhti
Hathor
Hatmehit
Hedetet
Heget
Heh
Hemen
Hemsut
Hesat
Heron
Hetepet
Hez-ur
Hike
Horus
Ihu
Imiut
Immutef
Imset
Isis
Isten
Juesaes
Junit
Ka
Kemwer
Khem
Khentimentiu
Khepri
Kis
Maahes
Ma'at
Mafdet
Mendes
Menhit
Menthu
Meret
Meretseger
Mnewer
Nebtuu[?]
Nechmetawaj
Neferhor
Nenun
Neper
Nephthys
Nunet
Osiris
Pachet
Petbe
Petesuchos
Qetesh
Ra
Rat-taui[?]
Renenet
Renpet
Reret
Resheph
Ruti
Saa
Sachmet
Sai
Sechat-Hor
Sed
Sentait
Sepa
Septu
Sesmu
Set
Shai[?]
Shait
Sobek
Somtus[?]
Sopdet
Taouris[?]
Taurt
Tenenit
Thoth
Toeris
Uneg[?]
Unut[?]
Urthekau[?]
Wosyet[?]
Zenenet[?]

See http://touregypt.net/godsofegypt/ for the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism's extensive information on Egyptian Deities.

(Note: This list came from Deities.)

Worship

Temples

temples as representations of the world...

known temples include Abu Simbel[?]...

The World

Creation

Heaven and earth

The Nile

The Afterlife

Egyptian embalming

Since preservation of the body was instrumental in keeping the Ka and Ba souls, embalming was developed by the Egyptians around the 4th Dynasty.

Burial

The book of the dead

The weighing of the heart

External influences

Libyan period

Ptolemaic period

Roman period

The coming of monotheism

See also History of Egypt, Sun mythology



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